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U16 (2004)

Contact : Cathal Quigley 087 2442511 or cathalquigley@gmail.com for more info. 

Clontarf Rugby U16s Boys (2004)

The 2019/2020 season starts on 25th August 2019.

Match and Training Schedule

Training every Tuesday from 6-7pm on the All Weather Pitch @ Castle Avenue. For 2019/2020 we are also looking at adding an extra training slot on Fridays from 6-7pm on the AWP on some weeks depending on availability of coaches and players.

Matches will typically take place on Sunday mornings. The scheduled slot from Leinster is 12-1 but this varies depending on the opposition and pitch availability. On Sundays when we don’t have a match we will train at Castle Avenue (typically from 12-1).

All details are confirmed via the U16 Team WhatsApp group. If you need to be added to the group or get your son added to the group then contact Cathal Quigley (087 2442511).

Club Registration

All players must be registered with the club for Insurance and in order to play. You can apply for membership  and/or play your annual subscription via this link

Pre-Season Challenge Games

Sunday 15th September 2018

Clontarf 27 V St Marys 12

League & Cup Fixtures

PLQ – Premier League Qualifier

Sunday 29th September 2019

PLQ – Clontarf vs St Marys @ Clontarf

Sunday 6th October 2019

PLQ – Greystones vs Clontarf @ Greystones

Sunday 13th October 2019

Training

Sunday 20th October 2019

PLQ – North Meath/Athboy vs Clontarf @ Athboy

Sunday 27th October 2019

Training

Sunday 3rd November 2019

Training

Sunday 10th November 2019

PLQ – Clontarf vs Naas @ Clontarf

Sunday 17th November 2019

PLQ – Malahide vs Clontarf @ Malahide

Sunday 24th November 2019

League Round 6

Sunday 1st December 2019

Training

Sunday 8th December 2019

League Round 7

Sunday 5th January 2020

League Round 8

Sunday 12th January 2020

League Round 9

Sunday 19th January 2020

Training

Sunday 26th January 2020

Cup Round 1

Sunday 2nd February 2020

League 10

Sunday 9th February 2020

Training

Sunday 16th February 2020

Cup Round 2

Sunday 23rd February 2020

League Round 11

Sunday 1st March 2020

Cup Qtr-Final

Sunday 8th March 2020

Training

Friday 15th March 2020

League Semi-Final

Sunday 22nd March 2020

Cup Semi-Final

Sunday 29th March 2020

Training / Metro Cup

Sunday 5th April 2020

League Finals

Sunday 12th April 2020

Training / Metro Cup

Sunday 19th April 2020

Training / Metro Cup

Sunday 26th April 2020

Training / Metro Cup

Sunday 3rd May 2020

Cup Final

Appropriate Studs

There is a massive focus this year on making sure that the players are wearing boots with studs that are appropriate and legal for playing rugby. Referees have been instructed to check for illegal studs before a game begins and if a player does not have the correct studs on their boots they will not be allowed to play. Legal rugby studs need to be 10mm at the top as per the graphic below:

Here are some general guidelines:

  • If your boots have screw-in metal / plastic / plastic & metal studs they MUST meet the World Rugby standards (10mm at the top as per the graphic above)
  • As a general rule Nike and New Balance don’t make rugby boots and if you have these boots you are highly likely to have to swap out the studs that came with them for rugby studs
  • Adidas soccer boots are also likely to require their studs to be swapped out as well, but Adidas do make rugby boots and they meet the standards
  • Brands like Canterbury,  Patrick, Asics and Mizuno also make rugby boots that meet the standards
  • Boots with moulded plastic studs will be allowed (though in general they are not recommended as when we get into winter they don’t give much traction on wet rugby pitches)
  • Boots with blades will definitely not be allowed and as are also not allowed on the All Weather Pitch in Clontarf
  • Boots that are missing one or more studs will also not be allowed.

Here is an example we’ve been given of boots with legal studs:

And here is an example of illegal studs:

Please print this page out and show it to your son. If in doubt on anything above, please check with one of the coaches.

Safe Rugby:

We strongly encourage all coaches, players and parents to have a better understanding of concussion.  Concussion can pose a significant risk to the well being of players if not managed effectively.  Please use the following link  to the IRFU website  www.irishrugby.ie/concussion and fimilarise yourself with the signs, symptoms and management of concussion.  I would ask that you share Junior Player video with your child to ensure that they too understand concussion.

Code of Ethics: 
Parents please read, discuss with your child & abide by the clubs code of ethics – See this link https://www.clontarfrugby.com/youth-mini-rugby/code-of-ethics/

Please get involved. Positive encouragement for all the children is vital, most players want to impress their parents, so please try to impress the children. Never be negative.

NOTE: If any parent/guardian has an issue or observation regarding their child please bring notice immediately to a coach.

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